01-14-2013 02:10 PM
I bought this switch at christmas when I bought a new Blueray player for my house. I currently have our Comcast cable box, the Blueray player, an HD DVD player hooked to the switch (in that order, nothing on port 4) and everything seems to work ok. When I shut off the TV and cable box, then turn everything back on, the TV is black until I either 1) switch the HDMI input from 1 to 2 then back to 1 (cable to DVD to cable again) or power off the switch, and turn it back on.
Is this normal? Does the switch go "dead" when the HDMI input is shut off? Or should it automatically recognize when the signal is on again, and enable the port that's active?
I was hoping for a simple solution that didn't require extra remote controls just to turn the system on and off. We have one master remote that Comcast gives us that handles the TV and cable box, as well as "auxilary" devices... I don't think I can program the Comcast remote to power cycle the HDMI switch.
Anything I can do to make this work "invisibly" ?
Thanks in advance!
01-16-2013 03:41 PM
When the TV and cable box are off is the RF-G1185 HDMI switch off as well? If it is off as well I would recommend that you try these steps when powering everything on.
01-17-2013 01:03 PM
01-17-2013 01:50 PM
What is the make and model of your TV that you have connected to the Rocketfish HDMI switch? It seems you are having an HDMI handshake issue and some TVs have certain settings to help with this issue.
01-27-2013 12:31 PM
Again, sorry for the slow reply!
The TV is a Sony Bravia
Model Number: KDL-46V2500
I did look through the settings and I didn't see anything obvious... but there are a lot of settings in there!
Thanks for any help!
01-29-2013 11:52 AM
After checking the manual for your TV I also did not find anything to help the issue at hand. Since this appears to be a handshake issue(where two devices hooked up via HDMI attempt to connect to each other and fail. When you switch inputs it causes them to re-handshake) the only thing I can suggest is keeping the HDMI switch on and try powering on the cable box. Let that fully power on and then turn on your TV or vise versa.